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WITandWISDOM(tm) - August 13, 2003
"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde
Source: Web Evangelism, http://www.web- evangelism.com/
~~~~~~~ SPECIAL THOUGHTS:
There were four clergymen who were discussing the merits of the various translations of the Bible. One liked the King James Version because of its poetically beautiful English.
Another liked the American Revised Version best because it is more literal and came nearer to the original Hebrew and Greek.
Still another liked New International Version because of its up-to-date vocabulary.
The fourth minister was silent. when asked to express his opinion, he finally replied, "I like my mother's translation best."
The other three expressed surprise. They did not know that his mother had translated the Bible.
But he assured them, "She translated it into life, every day of her life, and it was the most convincing translation I ever saw."
Life's Adventures, http://www.worldstart.com/lifesadventures.htm
~~~~~~~ THIS & THAT:
As a young preacher, my small church had limited facilities, so we held baptisms in a creek. With alligators in the area, however, that was less than ideal.
Then a minister friend suggested I bring my next group of baptismal candidates to his church for a joint baptismal service. Naturally, I accepted.
The baptismal pool had a clear front so the congregation could see everything. When the baptisms were finished, curtains were drawn, and I was left alone in the pool for a moment. The building had no air conditioning, and it was quite hot. I thought how nice it would feel to take a little dip. I glided to one end, turned, and backstroked to the other end.
Hearing a riotous uproar in the church, I looked toward the congregation. The curtain was down only to the top of the glass! An astonished and amused congregation had been watching my every move.
Source: Absolute Humor, http://absoluterobeo.com
~~~~~~~ KEEP SMILING:
"What's your father's occupation?" asked the school secretary on the first day of the new academic year.
"He's a magician, Ma'am" said Little Johnny.
"How interesting. What's his favorite trick?"
"He saws people in half."
"Gosh! now, next question. Any brothers or sisters?"
"One half brother and two half sisters."
Source: Walking with Jesus Ministries, http://www.wwj.org.nz/
Adopted children through their adolescent years have adoptive parents who are 2.5 time more likely to stay married than married couples with children who have not adopted.
From: 1994, Search Institute, http://www.search-institute.org/
Source: Gleaner, April 2003, ISSN 0746-5874, mailto:email@example.com